Pastor/Teacher Jim Rickard Sunday, November 2, 2008. Grace Fellowship Church www.GraceDoctrine.org. 1 John Series 1 John 4:12-17 Confidence in the Lord. To understand the last phrase we must ask, “Who is Christ today?”.
Today Christ is the incarnate God, as a result of His virgin birth. The God / Man in hypostatic union. In deity He is perfect righteousness. In humanity He is impeccable, w/o sin.
1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen race, A royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Rev 3:21,“He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Therefore, in the world the believer is:6) To intercede with prayers on behalf of our fellow man as Royal Priests and Ambassadors for Christ.
Therefore, in the world the believer is:7) To perpetually reside inside GPS as a result of confession of our sins and taking every thought captive.
Therefore, in the world the believer is:8) To do all things in self-sacrificial love just as Christ loved us. He is love and so also will we be.